Category Archives: Initial Appointment

Criminal Background Checks

Like any industry, our industry of credentialing continues to evolve and progress.  Many medical staff professionals can recall old methods and techniques used to verify credentials in an effort to prove current clinical competency.  The depth of verification and the … Continue reading

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Foreign Graduates and Documentation Requirements

The initial appointment process requires specific documents to meet accreditation and licensing standards. One of those requirements is a government-issued photo ID. MPR receives this documentation in a variety of different documents including driver’s license, passport and military IDs. Foreign … Continue reading

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ECFMG – What is it? Why do we need it?

Physicians who received their basic medical degree from a school outside the United States and Canada (international medical graduates or IMGs) make up roughly 25% of physicians in training and practice in the United States. Certification by the Education Council … Continue reading

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What is a CME Listing and Why is it Necessary?

CME (another acronym in our credentialing world) stands for Continuing Medical Education and is used to qualify/determine current clinical competency of the provider.  Different providers require different levels of CME activity. For new physician graduates we typically get this information … Continue reading

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Required Documents (Part 2) Why are they important?

Specialty Board Certificate(s) – Several MPR participating health care facilities require board certification or eligibility to be considered for staff membership/clinical privileges.  These documents provide the basic information needed to primary source verify a provider’s specialty board certification. Line Listing … Continue reading

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